History of the DB2/4:

The Aston Martin DB2/4 is a sports car produced from 1954 to 1957 by the British manufacturer Aston Martin. It is an evolution of the Aston Martin DB2 which could not accommodate more than two people and little luggage. Officially presented at the London Motor Show in 1953, the Aston Martin DB2/4 innovated in terms of bodywork with its open door in the fastback, it became the first hatchback model. Competition between manufacturers of prestigious sports cars was fierce in the early 1950s. David Brown, owner of the Aston Martin brand since 1947, decided to improve the performance of the DB2, allowing it to expand its clientele by offering more practical aspects. Thus was born the DB2/4 referred to in sales brochures as “family saloon”.

The aesthetic differences between the DB2 and the DB2/4 are minimal but present, the headlights are placed higher on the bodywork, the fastback evolves into a hatchback by integrating a tailgate in order to facilitate access to luggage and improve the loading volume.

The DB2/4 kept the 6-cylinder in-line of its predecessor, but the engine was developed in 1954 and rebored to 83 mm for a displacement of 2,922 cm3 developing 142 hp, offering a hoarse and metallic sound.

This Aston Martin is positioned among the best sports cars of these years by exceeding the symbolic bar of 200 km/h,

In order to accommodate two additional occupants, the wheelbase is lengthened by 180 mm and the line of the roof is raised, two seats with folding backrests have been installed in the DB2 to transform it into a DB2/4.